Date: 6 June 2017
CRAWLEY, U.K., June 6, 2017 – L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) announced today that it has appointed Colin Rydon as Director of Training for its Airline Training business unit. In this position, he will lead the airline training team and focus on the global growth of L3’s airline training solutions business.
With an aviation career spanning 27 years, Mr. Rydon has broad global experience in flight operations management and pilot training within all sectors of the airline industry. He joins L3 CTS from Flybe, the U.K.’s largest regional airline, where he previously served as Director of Flight Operations. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Jetstar, easyJet and British Airways, where he began as a cadet pilot and rose to Flight Training Manager on the B747-400 fleet.
“We are thrilled that Colin has joined L3 CTS at this exciting time in our organization’s growth. We have worked closely with him as a valued customer over the years and know that he will be an excellent fit for our business,” said Robin Glover-Faure, L3 CTS’s Vice President of Airline Training. “His industry expertise is widely recognized, and we are very excited about his commitment to ensuring we continue to deliver the very best solutions for all our customers, whilst maintaining the highest standards of training across our worldwide training centers.”
Mr. Rydon has held U.K./EASA, Singapore and Hong Kong Airline Transport Pilot Licenses and has over 10,000 hours of flying experience on Dash 8, A320, B737, B757, B767, B747-100/200 and B747-400 aircraft. He has held qualifications as a Type Rating Instructor, Examiner and Senior Examiner on a broad range of aircraft for more than 16 years and also holds an executive master’s degree in business administration from Henley Business School.
L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for pilots and maintainers across a wide range of commercial platforms. The company is headquartered in Crawley, U.K., and delivers training, resourcing and systems production from global centers in Southampton, Bournemouth and Coventry in the U.K.; Minnesota, Orlando and Phoenix in the U.S.; Hamilton in New Zealand; and Bangkok in Thailand. L3 CTS is part of the Electronic Systems business segment. To learn more about L3 CTS, please visit the company’s websites at www.L3CTS.com and www.L3AirlineAcademy.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.
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